Last week we ended up staying several days in Singapore to wait for a doctor appointment for Karen on Friday. This was just before the Chinese New Year which is the biggest shopping week of the year in Singapore. We couldn’t help walking through Bugis Street shopping mall which was the shortest way to the Bugis Street train station. It is normally filled with people, but was particularly crowded this week.
One day we took a walking tour from the City Hall train station towards the Central Business District (CBD). Along the way, we saw WWII war memorials, fountains, parks, the Raffles Hotel, and many views of the hotels and sky scrapers of Singapore. Karen wanted to see the famous historic Raffles Hotel – which she found cost S$580 for their least expensive room. While Karen enjoyed seeing and taking pictures of the sights along this walk, I played a GPS-based game I’ve been playing called Ingress. I had already been to the same park two or three times, so I knew where the sights were that Karen would enjoy seeing.
Our main objective after the hotel was to see the famous Merlion fountain in the CBD. This landmark statue of a fish/lion is an iconic symbol of Singapore and has an expansive view on the waterfront of the Marina Sands Floating stadium (built for the Grand Prix race held here a few years ago), and the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
Check out all the photos of these sights and more in the album below: